Man, 60s, admits he sexually exploited child

October 30, 2022

A man in his 60s has pleaded guilty to the sexual exploitation of a child.

The Donegal native cannot be named in order to protect the identity of his victim.

When initially arraigned before a jury of six men and six women at Letterkenny Circuit Court, the man pleaded not guilty.

However, the man subsequently decided to tender a guilty plea.

The man is charged that, on a date between June 7, 2008 and March 12, 2010, at a named address, sexually exploited a child under 18 years.

He is charged that he invited, induced or coerced the child to observe a sexual, indecent or obscene act for the purpose of corrupting or depraving him.

Counsel for the State, Ms Patricia McLaughlin BL, said that the guilty plea was acceptable on a full-facts basis.

Judge John Aylmer discharged the jury and adjourned the matter.